There are a number of high quality remnants across the mid-western US. The features change regularly, and there is always something impressive about them from April through September. I've been to dozens of remnants there over the years. Some of my favourites places during my digital photography era include the following, many of which are in Missouri:
|Indian Paintbrush on Diamond Grove Prairie, MO|
|Indian Paintbrush and Wood Betony on Coyne Prairie, MO|
|Pale Purple Coneflower on Golden Prairie, MO|
|Regal Fritillary (Endangered)|
|Bison enjoying fresh grass following a spring burn|
|Treaty Line Prairie, MO|
|Wa-Kon-Tah Prairie, MO|
Here in Ontario, tallgrass prairie does not have the same high profile since it is a relatively small part of the landscape. However in parts of Ontario, such as the tri-county area of Essex, Chatham-Kent and Lambton, it has been a significant part. It has also been a smaller, but still significant vegetation type in places farther east, including the greater Brantford and greater Toronto areas and still farther east in the area of the Rice Lake Plains.
|Walpole Island in early July|
|Walpole Island in early August|
|Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve|
|Two-flowered Cynthia (Krigia biflora)|
|Purple Twayblade (Liparis liliifolia) an endangered orchid species|
|Henslow's Sparrow, digiscoped on an Ontario planted prairie in 2005|
I encourage you to get out and explore a tallgrass prairie near you!